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Contest: Win a Nespresso U-Milk

 

nespresso_umilkBeen naughty or nice? Doesn’t matter. Our friends at Nespresso want to give away a Nespresso Umilk to one lucky craveDFW reader. This is a fantastic gift for you or a friend. The suggested retail price of the Nespresso Umilk is $229. The Umilk embodies a new generation of Nespresso machines. With its pure and elegant lines, flexible design, and its tactile interface, U is the new accomplice of our daily life.    Continue reading

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Parks Coffee Celebrates Debut of New 50,000 square foot Headquarters & Cafe

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Parks Coffee debuts its first-ever retail storefront, coffee shop and cafe with a ribbon-cutting with Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer to officially launch its massive new 50,000-square-foot farm-to-cup operation.

The family-owned-and-operated business began in 1986 when founder Randy Parks developed a plan to deliver third-party gourmet coffee and professional equipment to office break rooms across North Texas – an operation run entirely from the family garage. Though the beginnings were humble, armed with a successful plan to manage the process, Parks moved out of the garage and into a warehouse space near their home in 1990. Things really ramped up in 2003 when the family purchased its first roaster that lived inside an expanded 35,000 commercial facility and headquarters, roasting their own beans for the first time at a rate of 150,000 pounds per year. Continue reading

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Win The Nespresso Evolou Gift Set

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Our friends at Nespresso want to bring you a bit of holiday cheer with a fantastic gift for one very special reader of craveDFW. 

Everyone knows a perfect party host. This year, gift them the Nespresso Evoluo Gift Set so they can make sure all their guests enjoy a great-tasting, personalized coffee.

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New Houndstooth Open at Hill Shopping Center

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Texas-based business Houndstooth Coffee’s newest location at The Hill Shopping Center in North Dallas is now open. Located at 9730 N. Central Expressway, the cafe is situated on property at TreeHouse, the world’s first Home Upgrade Company, and marks the third Dallas cafe and fifth overall for the brand.

“Dallas has been so welcoming since we put down roots in this city three years ago,” said Sean Henry, founder and owner of Houndstooth Coffee. “We’re excited to be part of the growth of the Walnut Hill neighborhood and to be able to offer another location for our old friends and new guests to meet.” Continue reading

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Ascension Opening Second Location In Uptown Dallas

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Ascension, one of the city’s hottest coffee houses also serving great food and wine and located in the Dallas Design District, announced today that they are opening a second location in The Crescent, uptown.

“Ascension is a first-class operation that is both stylish and innovative. It’s truly in a category by itself and will be a tremendous asset to The Crescent,” said John Zogg, managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “Ascension is known for their passion and authenticity, and you’ll see it everywhere from the coffee they import and roast themselves, to their creative menu and wine list, and even their cigar offerings.”

The Crescent location will be about 50 percent larger than the original restaurant. It will feature a large, tree-shaded patio area with doors that open to the outside. The expanded interior will offer a variety of flexible seating options including tables, bars, and various nooks and crannies for every kind of customer – from those looking for a caffeine fix while crunching a deadline, to friends sharing a glass of wine or Sunday brunch, to co-workers meeting for a business dinner.   Continue reading

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Win A Nespresso UMilk

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Our friends at Nespresso want to give away a Nespresso Umilk to one lucky craveDFW reader for the holidays. This is a fantastic gift for you or a friend. The suggested retail price of the Nespresso Umilk is $229.

U embodies a new generation of Nespresso machines. With its pure and elegant lines, flexible design its tactile interface, U is the new accomplice of our daily life.      Continue reading

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Real Ale Coffee Porter

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Beer and coffee. For some, coffee is an institution, a must for every day. The breath of day in which some cannot wake up, function or think until they have had their “first cup of the day”. An interesting thing, coffee. When someone first noticed a form of berry growing on a type of evergreen and decided to roasted the seed inside, filter it with water and drink it, really shows how in-depth the thought process of humans may be. Different areas, climates and methods of processing the seeds can either enhance or decrease the flavor. I will not get started on the Kopi Luwak coffee from Sumatra that is from civet droppings.

Coffee in beer is not something new and plenty of breweries take advantage of the roasted, bitter, earthy flavor that coffee can impart into beer.  Primarily, stouts and porters are the main beers that have coffee infused into them.   Continue reading

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